Giants shut down Daniel Jones for remainder of season, ‘expect full recovery’

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  • Daniel Jones
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  • Sterling Shepard
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The Giants officially shut down quarterback Daniel Jones (neck strain) on Monday, placing him and wide receiver Sterling Shepard (torn Achilles) on injured reserve.

Most importantly, senior VP of medical services and head athletic trainer Ronnie Barnes said the Giants eventually “expect a full recovery.”

“Over the course of the past few weeks, Daniel has been examined by Dr. Frank Cammisa of Hospital for Special Surgery and Dr. Robert Watkins of the Marina Spine Center at Marina Del Rey Hospital,” Barnes said in a statement. “Our medical team has continued to consult with Dr. Cammisa and Dr. Watkins regarding Daniel’s condition and symptoms, and at this point, Daniel has not been cleared for contact. We felt the prudent decision was to place Daniel on injured reserve for the remainder of the season. With continued rest and treatment, we expect a full recovery.”

Jones hurt his neck on a designed run in a Nov. 28 win over the Eagles, when he lowered his head and went helmet-to-helmet with Philly safety Rodney McLeod. The Giants held out hope that he could return. He continued practicing, as he wasn’t physically impaired by the mystery injury. But the multiple spine specialists he saw weren’t comfortable clearing him for contact.

Jones will have missed the final six games of his third NFL season. He finishes the year with 2,428 passing yards, 10 TD passes, seven interceptions and a 64.3 completion percentage.

He has had three play-callers in three seasons: Pat Shurmur, Jason Garrett and Freddie Kitchens. The Giants (4-10) have been offensively inept, with Mike Glennon 0-3 as the starter in Jones’ absence.

Jake Fromm replaced Glennon in Sunday’s fourth quarter and looked competent on one drive in his NFL debut. So Fromm is expected to start on Sunday at the Philadelphia Eagles.

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